Given the wording of s. 78.4 of the Fisheries Act, the failure of the licence holder to sign his licence was not fatal to the Crown’s case.
Editor’s note: For a case in B.C. with a similar result see: R v. Pacific Offshore Fisheries Ltd. and Frank Gordon Melan (6 January 2005) Unreported Powell River Prov. Ct. File no. 12220C2 (digested herein). For a contrary case see: R. v. Frederick Chandler Kyle Nelson [11 May 2004] Unreported Prince Rupert Prov. Ct. No. 23728 (digested herein).